Having been born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, E. Marie Sanders claims to be a mixture of southern hospitality with northern know-how.  She taught in the public school system for 22 years and has served as a youth pastor for the past 20 years, observing the habits of the age group she hoped to write for one day.  The stories she told in classroom grabbed her reluctant readers’ attention and guided her toward putting the stories on paper.  Her story lines and ideas develop by combining a dash of urban real life with great storytelling fiction and imagination.  E. Marie seeks to grab the reader, youth and adults alike, in the very beginning and continues to build momentum throughout the story in order to make the reading experience a joy for those who frown upon the pastime.  Her first book, To K(no)w Avail, won the 2011 Favorite Book of the Year honors with From a Writer’s POV Magazine.  Blindsided made her an Amazon.com Best Selling Author by reaching the #11 spot on the Contemporary Fiction Best Sellers list. Consequences and Repercussions, the second book in The K(no)w Series, has pleased anticipating readers.  She anticipates that A Wonderful Change will leave readers for a greater hunger for the fourth book in the series, A Congratulations is in Order (coming soon).

       E. Marie is the Lead English Teacher at Bladen Early College High School, a joint effort between Bladen County (NC) Schools and Bladen Community College. She is a member of Faith Tabernacle Christian Center and the North Carolina Writers' Network.  She, her husband Eric, their children, and their cat reside in Lumberton, North Carolina.  

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